In his remarks at the 'Dag Hammarskjold
Medal' ceremony, Antonio Guterres said, "Today, we honour 119 brave men and women who lost their lives while serving the United Nations.
Speaking after the ceremony, Ambassador Lodhi said the award of the Dag Hammarskjold
medal to our hero is recognition by the UN Secretary General of the sacrifice, dedication and professionalism of Pakistan's peacekeepers.
Principal Librarian of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold
Library Mr Thanos Giannakopoulos thanked for the opportunity to celebrate the writer's 90th jubilee.
The award ceremony for the Dag Hammarskjold
Medal, which is given by the UN to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a UN peacekeeping operation, will be held on June 1 at the UN headquarters in New York.
The retreat was at Backakra, the newly renovated summer residence of late UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjold
. UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura attended Sunday's session , which contributed to heighten the council's sense of responsibility, Sweden's UN Ambassador Olof Skoog told reporters at Malmo Airport en route to New York.
THE United Nations' second secretary-general, Dag Hammarskjold
, once made a remark: 'United Nations was not created to take mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.'
On this day 56 YEARS AGO (1961) Our front page about the death of Dag Hammarskjold
, UN Secretary General, in a plane crash in Rhodesia, called it a threat to the body's future, leaving it with no effective leadership.
1961: UN secretarygeneral Dag Hammarskjold
was killed when his plane was sabotaged and crashed in the jungle in Northern Rhodesia.
The first meeting marking Wesak as a special day at the UN was hosted by Sri Lanka's Ambassador John de Saram at the small Dag Hammarskjold
This sought agreement to appoint an eminent person to review and assess any new information that might throw light on the plane crash that killed Dag Hammarskjold
and his colleagues.
Men and women, who carried signs and wore pink hats, packed Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza, near the UN headquarters, and marched the streets of Manhattan towards Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue one day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as US President.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pushing for a fresh probe into the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjold
, former UN chief, in a plane crash in 1961.
The highest award, the Dag Hammarskjold
Medal in the Service of Peace, was given posthumously to the late Capt.
He will also visit the Royal Nobel Museum and the city of Uppsala, where a meeting is scheduled between the Head of State and the representatives of the Dag Hammarskjold
The book titled Bahrain and the UN Through the Years was launched at a ceremony at the Dag Hammarskjold
Library, the main depository for UN documents and publications, marking the Information and Communication Technology in Sustainable Development Award granted to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and as part of celebrations of the UN's 70th anniversary.